2019, November 20. Philippine Birds
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 14, Die-Cut
Souvenir Sheets of 4
100p Philippine Birds - Souvenir
Sheets of Four
25p - Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
25p - Visayan Broadbill
25p - Mountain White-Eye
25p - Fire-Breasted Flower
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
First Day Covers: Manila
PHILIPPINE BIRDS - ISSUED DURING GREEN &
WILD EXPO 2019
Blue-tailed bee-eaters (Meropsphilippinus).
Generally known locally as "perik" or "manunubing". Male and
female are similar in appearance (monomorphic). The olive green,
rusty crown and back and light yellow chin and rusty throat separate
it from Blue-throated bee-eaters. Found singly or in small groups in
open areas associated with water (i.e. rivers, lakes, marshes
including rice fields).
Visayan Broadbills (Sarcophanopssamarensis).
Uncommon and restricted only in the islands of Samar, Leyte
and Bohol. They are often seen alone or in small groups, joining
mixed flocks. These are unmistakable for their broad greyish blue
bill and metallic blue eye wattle.
Mountain white-eyes (Zosteropsmontanus).
Known locally as "matangdulong". In general, the white-eyes
of the Philippines have olive green upper parts, the white eye ring
and the color of the underparts varies as well as in size. The
mountain white-eye is smaller compared to other species of white-eye
in the country.
Small, thin-billed flowerpeckers. Male and female are
different in appearance (dimorphic). The male is unmistakable with
glossy dark blue-green upper parts, a brilliant red color breast and
throat, and a pale yellow belly with a black line down the middle.
These are uncommon and usually found in montane forests or in forest
edges in fruiting and flowering trees, alone and joined in mixed